Adult Education poetry writing
Adult Education

Poetry Writing - online course

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Poetry Writing - online course

Learn to write poetry, or enhance your skills, in the comfort of your own home with our online Poetry Writing course. Each week you’ll learn about a variety of different poetry techniques to develop your writing.

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About the course

The online Poetry Writing course is suitable for students with no previous experience, but also a place for students who have already been on the course and would like to continue their progression!

Each session will comprise of playful writing exercises and provide a safe and encouraging environment for feedback. The sessions will centre around specific themes such as:

  • Figurative language: creating strong similes and metaphors
  • Line breaks: the function of enjambment in poetry
  • Sound: experimenting with alliteration, assonance and different rhythms
  • Visual image: how to evoke colours, light and shade and different patterns in our writing
  • Getting to know the current poetry scene: tips on poetry readings, poetry competitions and contemporary poetry magazines.

More information about Adult Education courses

To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

If no days are available

If there are no places available, you can register your interest and we will notify you once the course is live in a future term.


Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

Booking on behalf of someone else

Please register using the student’s correct details including medical conditions, learning support needs and disabilities.

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